CONNECT. COMMUNICATE. COLLABORATE.

Events

There is something for everyone. We design the delivery of our programmes on our core initiative to create Connections, to encourage Communication and to open the door for Collaboration amongst our members.

We also offer members the ability to promote their events such as workshops or seminars on the calendar shown below.

Allison Mooney - The People Interpreter

Women in Business

Title: Pressing the Right Buttons both at work and home.

"Every day the roads are filled with different people heading in different directions with different goals in mind, yet all of us drive smoothly along with few mishaps because we all understand some common laws: we stop at stop signs and red lights, we go on green, and we try to follow the speed limit. However in our relationships, both in the home and workplace, we seem to have a few more bumps. We wish we could straighten out all those other people – those very same people who want to straighten us out! Regardless of one’s upbringing, genetics or circumstances the key is respecting and understanding our differences."
You'll understand how to engage with the detailed structure person that won’t move until all the ducks are in line, when you are a “big picture” person that has no interest in the small details.
Or with your ‘significant other ‘that takes ages to make up his/her mind when you want things actioned “NOW!”
Or that child who is more focussed on her/his social activity than applying her/him- self to their school work.

Allie will give you a simple but powerful tool to help us get into the shoes of others, (see things from their world view) and give them what they need.
Ron Willingham says. “People are more apt to relate to you if they perceive that you view their world as they view it” She will show us how.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

21 August 2018

Time:

10:30 - 12:00

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.

 

Xero Workshop

Member Event Post

Thinking of using Xero for your business? Or using Xero but need to learn more?

Come & learn... we'll show you how easy it is to use Xero & save time!

Join our workshop and discover the basics of Xero for your business.

We will look at:-

Using the Xero Dashboard and its best features

How to make your transaction processing easier

The best tips & tricks to keep on top of your debtors & creditors

Handy extra features to keep all your financials in one place

Who should attend? If you are looking to start using Xero, or have recently set your own Xero subscription up and want to become more confident in getting the most out of the software then this workshop is for you. Seats are limited so book your place now!

Special offer... join us for this workshop to access a special package offer for Xero conversion & training with our Xero Certified expert.

 

Organised by:

Accountability Net

Date:

22 August 2018

Time:

09:30 - 11:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Dr, Rosedale
Price:
$23

 

Sean Ellison - RICS, Senior Economist

NSCP Group

NZ Commercial Property Market: a global and local perspective

In an increasingly connected world, it is important to look at the performance of commercial property markets within both a regional and global perspective.
At this breakfast presentation, hear from Sean Ellison RICS Senior Economist Asia-Pacific who will provide insights on the NZ commercial property market in an international context, including its appeal to international investors and exposure to foreign risks.

Sean Ellison: RICS Senior Economist, Asia-Pacific
Responsible for the RICS Economics team’s research into the Asia Pacific property sector, identifying market risks to the sector and analysing economic events and their effects on real estate. Sean manages the RICS regional surveys and proprietary data, including the Global Commercial Property Monitor, a market-leading report on commercial property occupier and investor sentiment from property professionals worldwide. In addition to contributing economic insights, market intelligence and analyses to RICS business strategy, his work also contributes to RICS advisory capacity to international policy organisations.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

29 August 2018

Time:

07:30 - 09:00

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.

 

Sarah Pearce - Trust and Reputation in a Digital Age

Women in Business

Speaker, author and social strategist, Sarah Pearce, helps people and businesses be seen, heard and profitable. The recipient of many national and international awards throughout her career, Sarah is now sought after by many organisations for her unique blend of knowledge in business and digital reputation.

In her conference presentation: ‘Trust and Reputation in a Digital Age’ Sarah challenges the business community on their commitment to being relevant, visible and safe in a rapidly changing, super-connected online world.

Social media is both a positive and dangerous force: it has given everyone a voice. What people say about you and your organisation online has become one of the most important reflections of your integrity, reliability and skill.

Sarah teaches the 5 steps to building a powerful online presence that will outshine your competition. She provides tips, tools and tactics on how to develop trust, cultivate valuable relationships, protect your precious reputation and attract more business to your business.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

08 November 2018

Time:

10:30 - 12:00

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.

ONE DAY SALE

One Day Sale

More details to follow....

Block out the date in your diary! We will send out registration forms in August.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

24 November 2018

Time:

08:30 - 16:00

Venue:

North Harbour Business District
THE 4 FUTURES OF BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Member Event Post
THE 4 FUTURES OF BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Business got the mid-winter blues? It's not too late to take control of your business in 2018.

Join us for The 4 Futures of Business Workshop where you’ll discover the 3 areas that money is made or lost in business, and the 9 projects to take control of the future of your business.


What you'll discover:
The Four Futures of every business

The 3 areas that money is made or lost in business

The 9 projects to take control of your future

You’ll get a workbook and walk out with clarity on what to do.


WHEN: Wednesday 15 August 9.30am - 11.00am

WHERE: 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Albany (Business North Harbour Building)

COST: $34.95 Seats are limited


What our workshop participants say:
"We never felt we had the time to plan ahead in our business, it was always about just getting everything done. This workshop gave us quite a few lightbulb moments, and clarity on what we needed to do differently. As a result, we are more focused and we're achieving outstanding results. So glad we invested that 90 minutes". Bonnie & Murray Wells, Business Owners.


Hosted by AccountabilityNet Ltd
In association with The Takapuna Business Network - Richard Orsbourn and Tracy Morton.
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
15 August 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, North Shore
Price:
$34.95
People, Policies & Polite Conversations
Business Capability Workshop
In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of having clear HR and Health & Safety policies and procedures for your staff. Not only will this protect your business should anything happen, but clear frameworks provide important surety for employees so that they know where they stand and what is expected of them. This overview will be presented by employment lawyer – Emma Monsellier of Monsellier Law.

Simply having a policy in place is not always enough. Sometimes as managers, coaches and leaders, we need to have ‘difficult conversations’ to encourage improved performance or compliance.

Lance Burdett of Warn International, will provide practical conversational tools with minimal confrontation and distress. Lance will also cover the difference between bullying and performance management so that you can be confident in your approach with your team.

So please take the time to attend this workshop. You will learn technical and language skills to help ensure you and your team are on the same page.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
14 August 2018
Time:
10:00 - 12:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
The Ultimate Cyber-Security Event for SMEs
Member Event Post
Cyber crime costs New Zeland businesses in excess of $500m a year.

Many small to medium-sized enterprises are unclear abut the ways in which they're vulnerable, and mistankenly think they're not a viable targert.

Mi-IT together with market leaders in the field of cyber security, are hosting an event where you will learn how to prevent a cyber-attack and how to recover quickly with minimum disruption to your business.

Topics will include:

Security in the Cloud - How safe are you?
Counter defence against different types of cyber attacks
Cyber criminals depend on human error - implementing and maintaining security protocal in your work environment
The importance of how you manage and test your backups
Panel of experts:

Fortinet on Perimiter Security - Swapneil Diwaan
Sophos on Anti-virus - Leon Friend
Storage Craft on Back-ups - Karl Tomson
Mi-IT on end user support - Sean Johnson
A highly informative, interactive event not to be missed!!

Buffet Breakfast and Prize Draw is included
Early bird special one free invite per company

FAQs

Who should attend this event?
In today’s connected world, cyber-security has become everybody’s business. You should attend if you want to understand how to best protect your business in cyber space.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions for the panel?
Please email your questions to events@miit.co.nz and they will be answered at the event.

This event is brought to you by: Miit, Fortinet, Sophos and StorageCraft
Organised by:
Miit Limited
Date:
27 July 2018
Time:
07:00 - 08:30
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road
Price:
FREE. Bring a guest and only pay $25
How to Network
Business Capability Workshop
Do you want to make the most of networking opportunities?
Do you want to maximize your chances of meeting new clients?
Do you know HOW TO NETWORK effectively?

Laurie Sharp, Head of Coaching and Development at ASB Bank, is our guest facilitator for this interactive and informative workshop.

Invest 90 minutes of your time at this workshop and walk away with effective strategies to network confidently.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
26 July 2018
Time:
17:00 - 18:30
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
Employment Update by EMA
Business Capability Workshop
Alan McDonald, General Manager Advocacy for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) will update us on the ER Amendment Bill before Government.

EMA has some concerns regarding the extent and direction of the Bill and he will share the reasons for their position.

Alan will also provide any available updates on Fair Pay Awards, Triangular Bill, Holidays Act and Contractors as Employees.

This will be valuable for businesses across all sectors and sizes, so we look forward to welcoming you at this workshop


Alan McDonald is the General Manager, Advocacy for the EMA. The EMA is the largest business membership organisation in New Zealand covering the area from Taupo to Kaitaia. Its 4000 plus members employ more than 320,000 staff – about 25% of the national workforce – across 8,500 business locations in the region. Alan has an extensive background in Corporate Affairs and Government Relations and manages campaigns and the advocacy team for the EMA. He leads the Government Relations and submissions teams for the EMA and also oversees the operations of ExportNZ in the upper North Island. The current major areas of focus for the EMA and the advocacy team are proposed multiple legislative changes in employment relations, reform of the resource management system and provision of the infrastructure critical for the success of business. Health and safety, training, education and immigration policy and trading conditions are other key areas of interest to the EMA.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
24 July 2018
Time:
07:30 - 08:45
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
Employment Seminar Series
Member Event Post
RSVP: Please email chantelle@monsellierlaw.com to book

Topic 2: : Holiday Leave - The Basics

The confusion surrounding holiday leave and pay is an understandable bugbear for any employer. If these following questions sound familiar, come and join us for this lesson in ‘understanding the basics.’ - How is leave accrued and calculated? -What if I haven’t worked for 12 months? -What happens on a “closedown”? -Do I pay extra for employees working on a public Holiday?

Topic 1: The Year Ahead - scheduled for 13 June, please book via calendar.
Organised by:
Monsellier Law Limited
Date:
27 June 2018
Time:
16:30 - 18:30
Venue:
Regus, Building 4, Level 3, 61 Constellation Drive
Price:
$10 plus GST per person (Complimentary for Gold members)
Cybercrime Defence Talk
Member Event Post
Join us at the Merchant Bar lounge for drinks, nibbles and an informative talk on how to protect your business from cybercrime. An overview of IT security best practices will give you useful guidelines on personal device safety, business continuity planning, cyber insurance and more. The presentation will also exhibit real-world examples of the latest scams, tips on how to identify them and advice on what to do if you suspect you've been targeted.

In the wake of increasingly sophisticated threats, it's important to stay regularly informed on what steps you can take to keep safe.
Further details for this event are posted on the Eventbrite page.
Organised by:
Cube ICT
Date:
21 June 2018
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Venue:
The Merchant Bar & Kitchen, 219 Don Mckinnon Drive, Auckland
Price:
FREE
Kirsten Taylor - Managing Growth
Women in Business
Kirsten Taylor Managing Director and founder of highly successful Kiwi company SleepDrops is New Zealand’s leading naturopathic sleep specialist. She is also no stranger to managing growth. Having started SleepDrops with no seed funding or capital every dollar made has been reinvested but making a product range that caters to a massive demand of nearly half our population has been a roller coaster ride.

Kirsten’s range of sleep and stress remedies has taken the NZ Market by storm, becoming the number one selling sleep range in pharmacies as well as growing the entire sleep industry by 20% in just one year. SleepDrops was awarded the winner of the ‘Best Emerging Business’ category and finalist of “Excellence in Innovation” at the recent Westpac awards. Her flagship product SleepDrops for Adults won ‘Best New Product’ at the 2014 Health2000 Supplier Awards. It is the energy, passion and vision Kirsten brings to the company which has led to its rapid expansion over the past four years, seeing extensive growth in New Zealand and in overseas markets including Hong Kong, Singapore and the US.

Kirsten juggles this growing start up with her thirst for business excellence, strategy, planning and balancing her life with her partner and a blended family which includes 2 teenage boys!
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
21 June 2018
Time:
10:30 - 12:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.
Minister Phil Twyford's update on Transport and Infrastructure
Business Lunches
Do you run a business or own a commercial property in the North Harbour district?
How do you feel about the Government’s plans for Transport and Infrastructure?
Are you confident about how proposals for Development and Investment could impact your commercial interests?

The Minister will present information about the future of Transport and Infrastructure in Auckland, and specifically the North Shore.

The regional fuel levy, any-time congestion, the light railway link, the continued development of Albany and Long Bay - how do you feel about these issues?

Take this opportunity to find out more detail and voice your concerns to the man behind many of the crucial decisions.

This is not the usual format of our usual sit down lunch events - following the Minister's presentation we will have a light networking lunch. This will give you an opportunity to speak to your fellow business peers.
Date:
15 June 2018
Time:
11:45 - 12:30
Venue:
Finish Line Room, AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Additional Members and Associate Members and/or guests will be charged $60 plus GST to attend - limited to 120 seats
Hon. Phil Twyford on Local Development and Investments
NSCP Group
SOLD OUT!


Do you run a business or own a commercial property in the North Harbour district?
How do you feel about the Government’s plans for Transport and Infrastructure?
Are you confident about how proposals for Development and Investment could impact your commercial interests?

The Minister will attend a round-table discussion, hosted by The North Shore Commercial Property Group. He will be updating attendees about the future of Development and Investment in Auckland, and especially on the North Shore.

Property owners, tenants, property managers, valuers, lenders, compliance officers - this is your chance to ask questions and learn first-hand how you could be affected and when.
Date:
15 June 2018
Time:
11:00 - 11:30
Venue:
Commonwealth Room, AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Price:
Free

Business Programmes

Our Business Capability Programmes are designed to meet the diverse needs of our members. Business North Harbour will aim to:

  • Provide a consolidated guide to current training options and providers.
  • Provide workshops and/or seminars based on needs identified by members.
  • Connect members with the appropriate expertise to deliver training specific to their business.

To date we have facilitated successful programmes focused on: Sales and Marketing; People Management; Organisational Development; Financial Management; and Processes and Procedures

The value of these programmes are transferred to our members’ businesses as a way to add core training, knowledge and competency amongst their teams. 

Boost your business with the Westpac Auckland Business Awards North 2017

Business North Harbour is excited to announce that we are supporting these awards through sponsorship of the Excellence in Strategy and Planning category. 

We are encouraging business owners to leverage value for their organisation through the additional profile and practical consultancy available throughout the entry and judging process.

Make the most of the chance to work on your business – and not just in it.  The Strategy and Planning category resonates well with Business North Harbour – both as a sponsor and organisation.

Effective strategic planning puts a framework in place for business owners to control and measure their outputs, attract funding and secure new client relationships.  We know there are many examples of Excellence in Strategy and Planning north of the bridge and we want to encourage these businesses to enter.

View the full list of finalists

Special Interest Groups

'One Size Fits All' does not apply to business. Recognising this, Business North Harbour offers specialist workshops and tailored information for a growing number of industry and special interest groups across our business district.  For example, we have offered workshops for those wishing to develop export or import markets, and those with an interest in commercial property investment.

These workshops or mini conferences will be promoted on our Events Calendar.